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Record's Book Trunk of Captain Philip Reade

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2724M
Lot:
152
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Record's Book Trunk of Captain Philip Reade, c. late 19th century, brown-painted wooden trunk with steel fittings, marked on the sidesREADE/U.S. ARMY/RECORDERS BOOKS, and on the front CAPTAIN PHILIP READE, with shipping labels tacked to the sides from various posts, including Maddison Barracks, NY., and Hdqrs. Dept. of Dakota, with many pages of research on the life, service, and death of Philip Reade, ht. 17 1/2, wd. 20 1/4, lg. 40 in.

Note: Reade was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1844. He began his military service in the signal corps during the Civil War, studied at West Point for a term, and was appointed as a second lieutenant in the Third Infantry in May of 1867, appointed Lieutenant Colonel in December of 1898, and died as a Brigadier General in 1919, serving in the Civil War, Indian Wars, and the Spanish American War.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Some staining, dings and nicks, but in overall good condition.


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Keywords

Philip Reade, steel fittings, Maddison Barracks, Lowell, Massachusetts, Third Infantry, Brigadier General, Lieutenant Colonel, second lieutenant